It’s time to learn to Swim

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The Coun­cil’s Dash Swim School is tak­ing en­rol­ments now for Term 3 – and at just $100 for 10 lessons it is con­sid­ered the best-priced learn to swim provider in Porirua. All classes are taken by fully-quali ed AUSTSWIM in­struc­tors, in a ded­i­cated learn-to-swim fa­cil­ity. Over nine weeks, chil­dren learn vi­tal swim-to-sur­vive skills that could one day save their life. The course in­cludes a ded­i­cated wa­ter safety week, where chil­dren ex­pe­ri­ence real-life sit­u­a­tions they could nd them­selves in when around wa­ter, and learn how to cope with them safely. Staff aim to sim­u­late real-life sit­u­a­tions in a va­ri­ety of ways such as us­ing high-pres­sure hoses to sim­u­late strong cur­rents in the wa­ter, big buck­ets to show what it’s like to sit in a sink­ing boat, and how to ne­go­ti­ate a slip­pery river bank built from tar­pau­lins and in at­a­bles.

“We want the kids to un­der­stand what it feels like to ac­tu­ally be caught in a rip, or how to be­have if they fall into a river, but we do it in a safe en­vi­ron­ment,” says Dash Swim School Co-or­di­na­tor Phil Wag­gott. Call Dash Swim School on (04) 237 1518 or email us at info@dash­swim­

A Dash Swim School pupil gets a feel for what it’s like to ne­go­ti­ate a re­ally strong cur­rent.

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